It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprecedented number of changes for the past few years — and this past month was no exception. In order to ensure you stay on top of the latest changes, here is a quick review of the top stories from last month that all employers need to know about:
Employers Must Draft Severance Agreements with Caution After NLRB Renders Critical Provisions Unlawful: 9 Crucial Questions Answered
A pendulum-swinging decision from the National Labor Relations Board on February 21 means that severance agreements – in both unionized and non-union workplaces – could once again be deemed unlawful if they could be construed to broadly restrict a worker’s rights to speak about the agreement or otherwise talk negatively about their former employer, among other things.